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Application no. 23690/21
Banmeet SINGH

against the United Kingdom

The European Court of Human Rights (Fourth Section), sitting on 2 February 2023 as a Committee composed of:

Armen Harutyunyan, President,
Anja Seibert-Fohr,
Ana Maria Guerra Martins, judges,

and Viktoriya Maradudina, Acting Deputy Section Registrar,

Having regard to the above application lodged on 7 May 2021,

Having deliberated, decides as follows:


The applicant, Mr Banmeet Singh, is an Indian national who faces charges of drug trafficking and money laundering in the United States.

The applicant was represented by Ms K. Smart of Sonn Macmillan Walker, a lawyer practising in London.

On 10 May 2021, pursuant to a request lodged by the applicant on 7 May 2021 under Rule 39 of the Rules of Court, the Court indicated to the United Kingdom Government (“the Government”) that the applicant should not be extradited for the duration of his proceedings before it.

The applicant’s complaints under Article 3 of the Convention, concerning the alleged risk of an irreducible life sentence were he to be tried and convicted in the United States, were communicated to the Government on 20 September 2021.

On 22 December 2022 the applicant informed the Registry that he wished to withdraw his application to the Court.


In the light of the foregoing, the Court concludes that the applicant may be regarded as no longer wishing to pursue the application (Article 37 § 1 (a) of the Convention).

Furthermore, in accordance with Article 37 § 1 in fine, the Court finds no special circumstances regarding respect for human rights as defined in the Convention and the Protocols thereto which require the continued examination of the application.

Accordingly, the case should be struck out of the list.

Finally, in view of the above conclusions, it is appropriate to lift the interim measure indicated under Rule 39 of the Rules of Court.

For these reasons, the Court, unanimously,

Decides to strike the application out of its list of cases.

Done in English and notified in writing on 2 March 2023.

Viktoriya Maradudina Armen Harutyunyan
Acting Deputy Registrar President